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 Post subject: Hobie TI - Ama Padeye
PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:18 pm 
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Hi folks -
I'm really enjoying my brand new Hobie TI. Probably going to sell my AI. I doubt it will get used other than the occasional "guest" sailor.

Question: What's the purpose of that stainless pad eye just forward of the handle on each AMA? I checked the instruction manual, no explanation. Hobie doesn't install random items on any of their craft.

Thanks for help with solving the mystery.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:36 pm 
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It was for a jib sail, but Hobie hasn't released it (problems during testing). Stay turned... :)

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:16 pm 
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I use it to hang wetsuit "calamari rings" between the amas and the hull to minimise scratches.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:31 pm 
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tonystott wrote:
I use it to hang wetsuit "calamari rings" between the amas and the hull to minimise scratches.



Calamari rings? New one for me. What are they?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:44 am 
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jkoz wrote:
tonystott wrote:
I use it to hang wetsuit "calamari rings" between the amas and the hull to minimise scratches.



Calamari rings? New one for me. What are they?



First you need to catch a giant squid.....

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:46 am 
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I didn't know how else to describe these slices from the thighs of an old wetsuit....
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:54 am 
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so you use those pieces of wet suit to protect the amas? hmmm,,, never thought of that.

i got the black spray skirt (and black tramps) on the dune, but i like your color combo better :D


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:58 am 
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Yep, they work just fine. Inside each is a length of plastic garden irrigation pipe as a spreader. This sits above the gap between hull and ama and keeps the cushion in the right place. I also put a length of this pipe inside the inner seam of each spray skirt to hopefully minimise any gap.

Many dive shops/schools have old wetsuits which can be cut up for jobs like this. I got one free of charge.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:15 am 
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Now I get it. Clever idea. No calamari or giant squid in Lake Erie.


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